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ABC
Oct 11, 2011 6:00pm EDT
is mississippi. and that's only until they visited us in louisiana. which is a distant second to sunny florida. for beautiful vacation nothing beats alabama. ok, we'll never agree on who's best. but we can all agree on one thing. the gulf's the worlds number one vacation spot. and we've gone all out to make this year the best ever. mississippi has wonderful people great music, and the beautiful outdoors. louisiana's the best seafood you'll ever eat. shrimp gumbo crab cakes etouffee. florida means beautiful beaches and sugar white sands. actually experts agree that the best beaches are here in alabama. which can't compare to a good time on the gulf in mississippi. louisiana fresh catch. florida beaches. alabama beauty. mississippi outdoors. the gulf is the world's goodtime headquarters. and we are 100% open for business. i'm glad we got that settled. [ male announcer ] it's true... consumers prefer wananai ferry orange chicken... over p.f. chang's home menu orange chicken women men and uh pandas... elbows mmm [ male announcer ] wanchai ferry, try it yourset . [ male annou
ABC
Oct 7, 2011 6:00pm EDT
company that builds solid rocket motors that the military and police use say they're about to do something that is tough to do -- higher new employees. -- hire new employees. >> a welcome sight in these times, a ribbon cutting. two actually. they opened to buildings today. >> there is nothing better than creating jobs. especially in science and technology industries. >> the aerospace systems group plans to add 150 new jobs over the next year to year-and-a- half. >> is great for the local economy. i am excited about it. >> the jobs numbers on friday showed across the district the district added 137,000 jobs in september, but private sector -- but public-sector drops -- but public sector jobs dropped by 34,000. >> i think there was a real fear the economy would be going in reverse gear after the debt ceiling thing in august and early september, but this is welcome news. >> some say this should, fears that the country is headed to add a double dip recession. the national unemployment rate is holding steady at 9.1%. that is 14 million americans out of work. >> we have further to go. >> america
ABC
Oct 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. at the time of the uprising this february, it is believed that gaddafi had nearly $30 billion in various u.s. banks. coverage begins on abc 7 news at 6:30, and stay up-to-date on line, with the latest details and a photo gallery posted on the homepage of wjla.com. >>> tonight, secretary of state hillary clinton is in pakistan delivering a blunt warning on behalf of the obama administration. she says pakistani leaders must do more to go after militants in both pakistan and afghanistan. secretary clinton along with the cia chief is meeting with military officials over the next couple days. they have previously shown resistance to helping the united states crack down on insurgents. >>> the pleas for financial help to fix the national cathedral. after several days of inspections inside and out d.c. mayor vincent gray got a firsthand look at the damage. he says he will ask for millions of dollars of federal disaster relief for the cathedral and other buildings. ben eisler has more on how much money is being asked for. >> the mayor will make the request formally tomorrow for $7 million for damaged
ABC
Oct 13, 2011 6:00pm EDT
and further isolated and pays a price for this behavior. >> insisting they have the facts, u.s. officials pressed other countries to tighten the noose around iran with tougher international sanctions. some leaders are privately pressing u.s. officials to provide more evidence. they describe the man behind bars as an inept bong koehler, a nice guy with note ideology of the the money to make money. but in congress, there are no calls for caution. both sides are calling for tough action including northern virginia democrat gerry connolly. that it seems the policy of the u.s. government has to be absent evidence to the contrary provided by the government that we will hold them accountable as if they planted this from the highest halls of government in tirana itself -- in tehran itself. >> russia, and turkey requested closed-door meetings for the u.s. to make their case. the state department officials quickly arranged those briefings and insists they have the evidence needed to prove direct iranian involvement. live from the newsroom, rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >>> also following late develop
ABC
Oct 26, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, trying to get criminal case against him dismissed. he is accused of using nearly $1 million in campaign contributions to cover up the fact he had a pregnant mistress while running for president in 2008. his lawyer claims he did not do anything illegal and charges were filed by a partisan republican prosecutor trying to take down a big-name democrat. no rules -- no word yet whether the judge will rule on the request. >>> police are saying very little about their investigation into a truck that contained a president's teleprompter, seal and podium. it turned up at a hotel. police will confirm no arrests have been made. >>> on capitol hill, the deficit super committee's first public meeting in more than a month. they're charged with getting the debt under control by identified 1.2 trillion dollars. the group is said to have made little progress. the deadline is four weeks away. members say they're committed to making a deal. >>> nato has made a formal decision to delay the end of its mission in libya. dorsett to scaled-back operations by october 31st. officials will make a decis
ABC
Oct 27, 2011 6:00pm EDT
a hammer, a boxcar knives and a long kitchen knives were likely the weapons used to it minister at least 322 blows to jayna murray. the idea is to paint a picture of a premeditated ambush. the prosecution will continue to bring such evidence into the courtroom tomorrow. we will also hear from employees of the apple store immediately next door. they will testify they heard a struggle and heard women hillary and each other and heard one female voice say somebody please help me. >> coverage of the murder case continues on wjla.com. will have instant updates when court is in session and you can tell us what you think about the case of our facebook page. >>> more than a thousand volunteers joined virginia police to search for an autistic boy who disappeared sunday afternoon while hiking in hanover county. rescue crews and teams of volunteers are working round- the-clock. divers scoured the river, even in the most shallow area. >>> a big surge for the stock market. wall street celebrating after positive news in debt united states and europe. the dow jones finished above the 12,000
ABC
Oct 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
and, to your sure -- to use your word, graphic testimony, was people infor a lot of the courtroom to hear and see. what is news is what the jurors will not here, and that is a in the case. at the outset of the trial, murray's attorneys -- m that she did kill norwood's attorneys did killed theshe victim. the d.c. crime lab used illustrateotos to how droplets and smears of blood of a crimee story scene. that it seemedy him jean-marie was initially the showroom area and the ground in a back hallway. described blood on the underside of shells, indicating bludgeoned after she was already down. there is a gasp in the courtroom blood splashed from jayna murray's head. but the jury may never know what happened. in court, with the jury of the room, the state attorney asked for testimony to be allowed to sher a coworker that said caught brittany norwood stealing from the store. that is why norwood ambushed murray, but the judge ruled the is here say and because murray herself cannot testify about the shoplifting. >> after the jury was dismissed, heard about scheduling in trial. tamara, the
ABC
Oct 3, 2011 6:00pm EDT
very quickly. her passport expired while she was in prison and the u.s. embassy will take care of that matter. >>> there will be much more on the amanda knox verdict coming up on "abc world news" at 6:30 p.m. >>> a fee fight on one of the nation's largest banks. a new $5 debit card feet has taken a hold of the major stock. rebecca cooper is live with more on this battle over fees. >> many bank of america customers say they will take their money elsewhere in there is outrage on facebook and other web sites. with new rules limiting fees for retailers, they could go up at many banks nationwide. ever since they announced the new charges, bank of america customers have been crying foul. chris johnson says he is angry about multiple new fees. >> for my free checking account, there is a $12 monthly fee for something, i have no clue. >> 75% of customers say they plan to switch banks as a result. the ge power house and associates say despite the hassles of moving money and automatic bills, 66% who threaten to switch usually do. beware. many banks are hiking fees on a number of services
ABC
Oct 5, 2011 6:00pm EDT
for the district. what can you tell us? >> college students across the country staged walkouts, and video of the demonstrations going on in new york. they have tapped into a growing sense of frustration. demonstrators filled the streets of lower manhattan, tapping another day of protests that are beyond -- stretching york city. the organization with a growing complaints is taking aim at bankers, a big business, lobbyists, even high tuition. >> we want to be a group that calls for activism. ideally will continue to grow. suddenly people will have the same hours that lobbyists have. >> wall street needs to wake up and listen. help. need >> is started small a couple weeks ago. -- it started small a couple weeks ago. over the weekend hundreds were arrested for storming the brooklyn bridge. of the crowd is very. some demonstrators, a growing union members, even celebrities. is the end result of the bankers over playing their game. they were already built the rich, but that was not enough. >> more mainstream frustration. >> i am tired of being sick and of being unemployed. for three years i hav
ABC
Oct 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
of negotiations whether the u.s. would leave small force to train iraqi soldiers. negotiations, it all about what kind of presence that u.s. could still iraq after the deadline. there was always some expectation that it would be altered. not happen. today, on a conference call, that the obama agreed to leave has come. >> today, i consider troops in iraq will definitely be home for the holidays. >> a triumphant announcement a president of filling a promise.paign to end a costly and controversial war. the decision was partially .rockies -- iraqis >> there is a greater risk of renewed violence. >> many worried it will erase made.ogress mittdential candidate president obama is failure to secure transition has unnecessarily put at risk a victory that rwanda the blood and sacrifice of thousands. bloodere want through the and sacrifice of thousands. the cost was over $700 billion almost 4500. of while this fight might be of a different kind only heating up. >> the greatest challenge that nation creating jobs in this and country. decade of war, the to rebuild.need >> the president making a not so subtle
ABC
Oct 12, 2011 6:00pm EDT
for america. >> the u.s. has been increasingly alarmed and has attempted to increase power. officials say attempting an assassination in the heart of washington against the ambassador to the u.s. is an unacceptable provocation. >> nothing has been taken off the table. the world is united. it is not the united states verses iran. >> today state department officials called in ambassadors from around the world to try to assure them they will be protected you're in washington. secretary of state hillary clinton called it a dangerous allocation. >> we will continue to follow developments on the terror plot on air and online anytime. >> also developing, tonight's rally by thousands of local office building cleaners that are on the verge of going on strike. to g>> 12,000 workers cleaned up most of the office buildings here in downtown d.c.. tonight those workers are planning to strike, because they say they are doing too much for too little. these union members are hoping to affect the daily work of thousands in the city the best way they know how by refusing to clean thousands of busin
ABC
Oct 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
+ near the pennsylvania state line. a lot more coming up. >>> are we ready? course holmes joins us live up from northeast washington. -- horace holmes joins us. >> some communities are scrambling to prepare. >> they have enough manpower and assault, more than enough equipment. an impressive show to handle anything that comes out of the sky. it is just that no one anyone expected to mobilize before halloween. in these areas the rush to prepare for this unusually early snow is well under way. >> we started bringing everything down for the customers to be ready. >> in hagerstown, they can expect up to 6 inches. the fear is this well cause power outages. >> this will really catch them off guard. >> please return to your vehicles. >> the d.c. road crews mounted their machines today to begin their "dress rehearsal" for this weekend. the road crews say they are ready. >> we train a year round for this. today, we will show we are ready. [unintelligible] >> crews say now all we have to do is wait. >> thanks a lot. more on the weather later. updates anytime on wjla.com. >> when/if it starts to fa
ABC
Oct 6, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. of the september 11 attacks. >> 1700 u.s. troops have died the war began. if president obama has said will end bytions 2014. >>> 7 on your side with an drop on mortgage rates. the average rate fell to 3.94%, in history.ate the average rate for a 15-year is 3.26%, also a record. the falling rates have done boost home sales or refinancing. >>> looks like it might be a gloomy holiday season for retailers. new numbers show projections of of 2.8%.se inflation, stores about - 1% from last year. experts blame the weak economy uncertain job market. >>> bankamerica customers are access their accounts days ofafter a couple of weeks problems. officials say the increase will toe it easier for customers navigate the site. the upgrade is only 60% there could be more problems. >>> next, a special ceremony for astronaut mark kelly made more special by the presence of gabrielle giffords. >> another beautiful day. tells us how much have thiswill gorgeous weather. ready topitals are the yanks-tiger's plan a classic. sports is coming up. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine a pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a
ABC
Oct 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
agents raided the d.c. farmers market this afternoon. mark segraves joins us with more from northeast. >> this is not the first time federal agents have raided the farmers' market neared dahlia that university, a popular place to buy -- near gallaudet university, a popular place to buy fresh food. turns out the reason all the things are cheap is much of it is bootlegged. just before 11:00 this morning agents from immigration and customs enforcement in a joint investigation with d.c. police raided the market off florida ave. their target? people selling counterfeit goods. >> we're finding counterfeit purses, counterfeit clothing, including nfl paraphernalia. we found it cut its sneakers as well as fragrances. >> the market stayed open as agents searched for illegal items. this man has been selling farm goods here nearly 70 years and understands why the agency conducted the raid but wonders why they don't go after the suppliers instead of the little guys. >> why not go to new york and at the guy who brings it here by the carload? >> others were happy to see their neighbors taken away. >
ABC
Oct 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
handshakes and photographs. >> we want the president to work with us. we want him to stop the campaign. >> some of its critics say that the president should focus more on in here and now. >> it is time that he came off the campaign trail and negotiated. >> the president's approval rating in handling the economy is only 35%. voters give him a considerable advantage over congressional republicans. >>> after tonight's stop in north carolina, the president will spend the night in greensboro. tomorrow, and he will start the day in jamestown, north carolina. the president will start when state at langley air force base and finished his tort in chesterfield, virginia. >>> lawmakers have until the end of the year to act on the extension. if there is none, 2.1 million americans will lose their benefits. last year, congress approved an extension of up to 73 weeks. >>> day 2 of a massive search for a missing montgomery county boy. so far, nothing. police spent the day in a wooded area looking for any trace of william mcquain. the 11-year-old has not been seen since september 30 it. his mother was
ABC
Oct 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
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ABC
Oct 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
in on metro's problems? you can let us know right now of our facebook page. >> former mayoral candidates has pleaded not guilty. he lives in the district, but says his maryland license is valid. the judge told him to get a washington d.c. license before returning to his next court date. >> it marks the end of the violent for decade-long dictatorship. today, gaddafi was buried. it took place in a secret location in the desert. a few relatives and officials were allowed to attend. he died thursday while he tried to escape his home town. investigators are looking into the circumstances of his death. still to come on abc 7 news at 6:00, we will show you how one of the largest occupy protests in the country had to be broken up with the use of force. >> you are watching abc 7 news at 6:00 on your side. >> we are back from a pitch from the campaign try to get the struggling economy under control. >> this comes from rick perry who has slipped to fifth place in the poll. this is a response to herman cain's 9-9-9 plan. we have a look at what the others on the campaign trail are saying about. >> it is
ABC
Oct 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. she said the u.s. stand behind libya as it makes its transition from dictatorship to democracy. >> the work ahead is quite challenging. the libyan people have demonstrated the resolve and resilience necessary to achieve their goals. >> she says she is concerned that loyalists are out -- loyalists of gaddafi are still putting up a fight. she hopes to see gaddafi kidnapped or killed. >>> it was an historic prisoner exchange between the israelis and palestinians. earlier today, israeli soldier gilad shalit walked out of prison after spending five and a half years in captivity by hamas. israel released more than 1000 palestinians held in jails. the united states welcomed the swap. it hopes it might help jump- start peace talks. >>> some big news for people on social security. ras is on the way. >> find out why it now might be a good time to schedule a flight out of time for the holidays. >> a 20-year-old man is killed after colliding with a commuter bus. >> rain, that is coming. we will tell you when. >>> we continue with new information about a deadly crash involving a or bus in m
ABC
Oct 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
.c. restaurant. earn a portion of the $1.5 million pay off. u.s. officials said they have to a member of the islamist revolutionary guards in iran. iranian officials refute the claims. >>> the maryland man and died on notor charges has pleaded guilty. of compiling material for the woman known as jihad jane. 15 years in jail. tracking developments in the deadly earthquake in turkey. toll there is rising. at this point, 279 people had dead in the rubble of yesterday's earthquake. crews are still taking apart of crumbled buildings in of finding survivors. people were pulled out today alive. powerfulthe most earthquake in turkey in more than a decade. has left behind massive devastation. look at these pictures captured inside an apartment building earthquake hit. it was powerful. a 7.2 magnitude and the devastation was widespread. the center activity among those frantically searching for survivors. a multi-storied buildings collapsed. survivors have been rescued from like this man, who dazed, butout unhurt. and all told number of others trapped and feared dead. >> a friend called from ben
ABC
Oct 4, 2011 6:00pm EDT
-- toys r us is expanding its layaway program. they started the layaway program for big items in 2009. but starting on october 15th you can put almost any item on layaway. >>> a pilot program launched today to streamline the airport security projects. they're testing the pre check and it should give which allows passengers to use security alliance with less intensive screening if the passengers agreed to release personal data to the government and at the airlines have time. they say it's the first effort to move toward a more risk- based, intelligence-driven screening system. >>> thieves leave a dangerous situation behind. the case of the missing manhole cover. >>> the redskins pack their bags and head out for some well- deserved rest and relaxation. but the eagles are waiting for them when they get back. the baseball playoffs are starting to take shape. there raise and i'm a curious seeker. i am a chemistry aficionado. diphenhydramine. magnesium hydroxide. atheletes foot. yes. i'm a people pleaser. if elected, i promise flu shots for all. i am a walking medical dictiona
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